SummerFun Classes | June – July
This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! NEW this year classes from Barbies to Legos to Snoopy. Or, come check out Film Fest with a different film each day and activities based on that film. Don’t delay, classes fill up fast! Class details Here
Monkey Kingdom (G) | June 26-July 5
From Disneynature comes ‘Monkey Kingdom’, narrated by Tin Fey, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future. 12 shows over 10 days, including morning matinees. More here.
Free First Friday | July 3 | 5-8p
Free admission to the Museum on the first Friday of every month! Sponsored by Quality Sounds and Communication Inc.
Watermelon Magic | July 3
Audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music that draws inspiration from weaving together documentary and narrative elements. ‘Watermelon Magic’ chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell in the market. This film is sure to delight young audiences, learn more here.
Charlie Brown Nature Night | July 9 | 7-9p
Hands-on activities and stations on all three floors of the Museum and outside! Explore plants native to Nebraska and live animals! Experiment with water and gravity. Experience images from the Hubble Space Telescope, and more! Don’t miss this great evening of family fun. More here.
Preschool Playday | To the Moon and Back | July 11 | 10-10:45a
Our journey to the moon will involve learning about the moons craters, the phases of the moon, and a planetarium show called ‘One World, One Sky’. More Here.
Meteorites and Meteor Showers | Friday, July 10 | 10-11 AM
Ever find an unusual rock and wonder if it might be a meteorite? You are not alone. This month’s Up Close will detail what to do if you think you’ve found a rock from space. We will look at meteorites from our collection, both on display and off display and discuss the three basic types of meteorites. You will also learn about upcoming meteor showers and how to observe them. More here.
Constellations of Summer | July 18 | 10 AM – Noon
We will learn the major constellations of the summer evening sky and their myths. We’ll also create our own constellation and story to explain why it looks the way it does, like ancient cultures around the world, and more. More here.
Solar Observing | July 25 | 11a-12p | Free
Weather permitting, the fourth Saturday of every month. Hastings Museum offers an opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun.